#pypchat on 23 August, 2012 discussed collaborative planning. Click here to read the archived conversation.

Discussion questions:

Q1. What does collaborative planning look like at your school? Who collaborates? How often?
Q2. What is the purpose of collaborative planning?
Q 3 How do we ensure that despite collaborative planning, a unit of inquiry unfolds differently in every class?
Q4. How is collaborative unit planning representative of the professional learning community in your school?
Q5. How do you encourage and support participation by all ?
Q6. How/with whom do you collaborate when you are the only teacher in a year level or subject area?
Q7. How often and how collaboratively do you review your school POI?
Q8. What does collaborative reflection look like in your school?
Q8a. How would you like it to look?
Q9. What role do administrators play in the collaboration process?
Q10. What are the advantages and disadvantages of including more people in collaborative planning?
Q11. Who drives the collaborative planning processes in your school?
Q12. What have you learnt from unsuccessful collaborative planning?
Q13. How can you achieve successful collaborative planning with large year level teams?Resources


What constitutes collaborative planning in the PYP IB documentation
Different roles by Maggie Hos McGrane
Communities of practice by Ed
Mathematics by Collaboration from ScienceNews
10 ways for teachers to collaborate by Ed

Collaborative Planning & Reflection Essential Agreement Bandung International School, Indonesia

New York Schools Collaborative Planning For Librarians

Collaboration Planning Organiser Non PYP, but useful nevertheless.

The Sharing Tree by Sean Thompson - shared by @seansensei during the chat

Digital Age Learning - shared by @seansensei during the chat

What constitutes collaborative planning in the PYP? A concise answer from the IB.